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  • Prestige repeats as coed tourney champions

    Prestige, above, won the Imperial coed softball tournament for a third consecutive year last Tuesday night, Aug. 2. They went through the 2011 season and tournament undefeated this year with a 10-0 record. Team members, front from left, included Kristi Mc...
  • Football, softball players get early start

    With games scheduled in a couple of weeks, Chase County’s high school football and softball teams were able to start official practices Monday. Above, football players work on the passing game, while softball players, from left, Blair Hartman, Emma Moll...
  • Fisheries biologist providing regular report from Enders

    Jared Lorensen, a Nebraska Game & Parks Commission Fisheries Biologist, will be providing a fishing report at Enders Lake through October. The reports will come every two weeks, providing water temperatures, water elevation and inflow information. Lor...
  • Final attendance numbers released for 2011 SCORE camps

    The 2011 S.C.O.R.E. camps brought smiles, oohs and wows to the 314 youths who attended. Organizers also saw much of the same look among many adults who volunteered as well, said Camp Director Marla Smith. “The looks on campers faces make it all worthwhi...
  • Huskers talk up quarterback Martinez’s growth as leader

    By Eric OlsonAP Sports Writer LINCOLN (AP)—His coach and teammates keep talking him up as an emerging leader, a take-charge guy in summer workouts who will be a natural fit in Nebraska’s new up-tempo offense. Yet Big Red fans, who like to know every...
  • Scenic art tour along Hwy. 2 coming in September

    The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway announces dates of an upcoming art tour in seven host communities along Nebraska Highway 2.   Sept. 9-11 will be the dates of “Follow the Rails Art Trail,”, an exciting art tour featuring Sandhills art and artists. ...
  • Unusual family in residence in Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Jim and Linda Pirog enjoy sitting on the porch of their Balcony House Bed and Breakfast, watching families pass by. This year, they’ve really enjoyed some new visitors to town. They’ve been watching a nesting pair...
  • Love of rock polishing translates into trip to Romania

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Several years ago Karen Hayes of Imperial was on the Internet, talking about rock tumbling with some people from Romania. That common hobby has turned into an international exchange of ideas and sharing of homes for t...
  • More community beautification projects being tackled

    No parking areas on curbs around town got a touch-up in recent days as local groups pitched in to beautify the city in the “Take Pride in Imperial” effort now underway. Tapainga Kahle, left, and Alyssa Fisher, members of the Lutheran Youth Fellowship ...
  • ‘Take Pride’ event just in time for fair

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Loral Johnson, who hired me 30 plus years ago for this job, was a real supporter of Imperial cleanup efforts. As a matter of fact, my former mentor used to always write an editorial this time of year encouraging peop...
  • Lightning, storms responsible for recent electrical outages

    Storms caused four outages in July By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican During his tenure here, Public Works Superintendent Pat Davison said he can’t remember a time when lightning and storms wreaked such havoc on Imperial’s electrical distribut...
  • Elementary principal on the job

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Having all grades in one building, with a smaller student population, are pluses in the eyes of the new Chase County Schools elementary principal. Patrick (Pat) Lane began working Aug. 1 in Imperial. A former resident...
  • Fair shows’ ticket sales take big jump

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Hundreds of show tickets were sold in the final days of the Chase County Fair’s “Buy in July” promotion. Ticket sales co-manager Jeanette Munger reported Wednesday morning the REO Speedwagon show Friday, Aug. 19...
  • Groups stepping up for ‘Take Pride in Imperial’ projects

    No charge at transfer station this Saturday for residential households By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Youth and adult groups alike have signed up to complete a number of “spruce-up” projects in the city’s “Take Pride in Imperial” effort...
  • Stitches made in loving memory arrive ‘home’

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Deb Bopp of Imperial and her sister, Carla Soares of Arroyo Grande, Calif., learned of their mother’s second cancer diagnosis in December 2005. Their therapy was to quilt. They sought out a “block of the month”...
  • Plane completed after four years of work

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Imperial native Steve Barger always wanted to fly after getting the bug from Champion pilot Vilas Smith. Now, he can fly all he wants in an experimental airplane he built himself over the last four years. The pl...
  • Irrigation district’s appeal on basin appropriations denied by Nebraska Supreme Court

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Frenchman-Cambridge Irrigation District’s (FCID) effort to get the Republican River basin designated as over-appropriated took a major hit last week. After having their initial request denied by the Nebraska Depar...
  • Animal ‘doo-doo’ subject of new Imperial ordinance

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican There are signs in a number of residential yards asking pet owners not to allow their animals to deposit waste on their property. Now, there is a city ordinance backing up that plea. Ordinance No. 11-07-01 requires th...
  • New fair event Tuesday night offers a ‘ranch rodeo’

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican New at the Chase County Fair this year will be a Ranch Rodeo, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16. The rodeo will begin at 5 p.m. in the fair arena. Organizer Chris Krausnick said the rodeo consists of four events: trailer...
  • Tourney concludes coed ball season

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